J Knee Surg 2014; 27(05): 347-352
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1381960
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All-Inside Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Andrew J. Blackman
1  Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
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Michael J. Stuart
1  Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
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Publication History

30 March 2014

24 April 2014

Publication Date:
21 June 2014 (eFirst)

Abstract

All-inside anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction has undergone a series of modifications over the past 20 years. Current techniques offer the advantages of improved cosmesis, less postoperative pain, decreased bone removal, and gracilis preservation. Few all-inside ACL reconstruction outcome studies are available; therefore, additional research is necessary to compare the results to conventional techniques. The purpose of this article is to review the evolution of all-inside ACL reconstruction, the advantages and disadvantages, our preferred technique, and clinical experience to date.